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British English: /lɒk/
American English: /lɑk/

Translation of lock in French:


  • 1 (with key)
    (with bolt) verrou (m)
    there's no lock on the bathroom door
    il n'y a pas de verrou à la porte de la salle de bains
    under lock and key
  • 2 (of hair) long/curly locks
    cheveux (mpl) longs/bouclés
  • 4 (in wrestling) arm/leg lock
    clé de bras/jambe
  • 5 (in rugby)
    avant (m) de deuxième ligne

transitive verb

  • 3 [figurative]to be locked in combat
    être aux prises
    two lovers locked in an embrace
    deux amants enlacés
    to lock horns
    [literal] (animals)
    lutter cornes contre cornes
    [figurative] (people)
    se disputer violemment

intransitive verb

  • 2 (seize up)
    (wheel, steering wheel)
    se bloquer

Phrasal verbs

lock away

1 lock [something] away, lock away [something]
mettre [quelque chose] sous clé
2 lock [somebody] away
enfermer quelqu'un

lock in

lock [somebody] in
enfermer (person)
to lock oneself in

lock on

(capitals key, shift key)
se verrouiller
to lock onto a target
accrocher une cible

lock out

lock [somebody] out
enfermer [quelqu'un] dehors
to lock oneself out
s'enfermer dehors
to be locked out
être enfermé dehors
I've locked myself out of my car
j'ai fermé ma voiture avec les clés dedans
I've locked myself out of my room
je me suis enfermé dehors

lock together

(components, pieces)

lock up

1 lock up it's time to lock up
c'est l'heure de fermer
2 lock [something] up, lock up [something]
mettre [quelque chose] sous clé (documents, jewellery)
immobiliser (capital)
3 lock [somebody] up, lock up [somebody]
enfermer (captive, hostage)
mettre [quelqu'un] sous les verrous (killer, prisoner)
he should be locked up [informal]!
il est bon à enfermer! [informal]
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